Report on Training

On 29 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 came into effect. The Amendment Act recognised the unique and challenging role that Council Members have, and introduced six key reforms for the Local Government Act 1995. One of these reforms focused on providing Members with the skills and knowledge to be an effective Council Member. As such, all Councils are now required to report on training undertaken by Council Members.

Section 5.126 of the Act requires that a Council Member must complete training in accordance with Regulations. For the purposes of Section 5.126, training is detailed in Regulation 35 of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996.

Section 5.127 of the Act states:

5.127. Report on training

(1) A local government must prepare a report for each financial year on the training completed by council members in the financial year.

(2) The CEO must publish the report on the local government’s official website within 1 month after the end of the financial year to which the report relates.

The Report on Training is to list each Council Member and the training each has completed in the financial year.

Elected Member Training Register

Elected Member Training and Professional Development Policy - Adopted 28 April 2020